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1. weakness

noun. ['ˈwiːknəs'] a flaw or weak point.

Synonyms

  • imperfectness
  • imperfection
  • inadequacy
  • insufficiency
  • fatigue
  • failing

Antonyms

  • activeness
  • strengthening
  • indestructibility
  • safety

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • weak (English)
  • weike (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Weakness

  • uniqueness
  • preakness
  • bleakness

Example sentences of the word weakness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Even seniors who stay in shape may experience increased muscle weakness and flabbiness over age 70.

Quotes containing the word weakness


1. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving

2. Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
- George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

3. Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
- Akhenaton

2. weakness

noun. ['ˈwiːknəs'] powerlessness revealed by an inability to act.

Synonyms

  • impotency
  • impuissance
  • impotence
  • helplessness

Antonyms

  • powerfulness
  • tightness
  • tactlessness
  • inelegance

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • weak (English)
  • weike (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. weakness

noun. ['ˈwiːknəs'] the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain.

Synonyms

  • shoddiness
  • slackness
  • weak part
  • inanition
  • fatigability
  • delicacy
  • insubstantiality
  • lassitude
  • lethargy
  • enervation
  • fragility
  • vulnerability
  • weak spot
  • adynamia
  • littleness
  • attenuation
  • property
  • feebleness
  • faintness
  • flimsiness
  • soft spot
  • smallness

Antonyms

  • invulnerability
  • strength
  • thickness
  • worth

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • weak (English)
  • weike (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. weakness

noun. ['ˈwiːknəs'] a penchant for something even though it might not be good for you.

Synonyms

  • penchant
  • taste
  • preference

Antonyms

  • bigness
  • substantiality
  • corporeality
  • materiality

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • weak (English)
  • weike (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. weakness

noun. ['ˈwiːknəs'] the condition of being financially weak.

Synonyms

  • bad luck
  • misfortune
  • tough luck

Antonyms

  • strength
  • good luck
  • solvability
  • isotropy

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • weak (English)
  • weike (Middle English (1100-1500))
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